Palm's Emptying Pockets
So, can the just-announced $99 Centro smartphone, due out this month, help revive the company fortunes? My sense is "no" -- at least not without an expansion of the Centro line.
As far as I can tell, the Centro will be a solid seller, but it's not generating user excitement like -- you guessed it -- the iPhone or even some of the newer BlackBerry releases.
Palm seems to agree, as it is now predicting a similarly dour second quarter.
The company is going to need to add more high-end models and add a touch of geek va-voom to get people really talking about -- and buying -- the Centro... and fast. — Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung